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Frying Pans and Cookware: The Best Ceramic Cookware Reviews One of the first things you need to do is deciding the type of nonstick coating when you are shopping for a nonstick cookware. Many nonstick cookware companies use catchy names for nonstick coatings, but nonstick cookware currently on demand in the market today falls into […]

Frying Pans and Cookware: The Best Ceramic Cookware Reviews

One of the first things you need to do is deciding the type of nonstick coating when you are shopping for a nonstick cookware. Many nonstick cookware companies use catchy names for nonstick coatings, but nonstick cookware currently on demand in the market today falls into one of two categories which are ceramic and PTFE. Polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE is a solid and high-molecular-weight compound made of carbon and fluorine. PTFE is usually used as a base material for non-stick coating for frying pans and other cookware, which is non-reactive because of its strong carbon-fluorine bonds. Ceramic is the newest material in the world of nonstick coating cookware, and it is considered as the most environmentally friendly and safest material used. Ceramic coatings have many colors and styles you can choose from.

There are arguments about the best nonstick coating in the market today, and advertisers use catchy names to promote the nonstick cookware product, so it is worth reviewing the differences before buying one. Some argue that ceramic nonstick frying pans have shorter life span compared to PTFE or Teflon, but the truth is whatever material you choose, it is advisable not to cook with oil or cooking spray which may decrease the life span of both materials. If you can’t help cooking without oil, it is important to completely clean the nonstick frying pan to prevent oil layers from building up which diminishes the nonstick properties of your cookware. Avoid vigorously scrubbing your ceramic pan because this leads to the chipping and removal of the nonstick surface coating of your cookware. It will cause both PTFE and ceramic to age prematurely. So better yet, do not use oil when cooking because some food have small amounts of oil, and keeping oil away lessens the fats and cholesterol you intake for a healthy eating habit. Ceramic cookware have evolved in quality in recent years by applying more layers of ceramic, making it thicker and with longer life span.

There are also arguments behind PTFE, which is presumably more durable than ceramic, but some people are concerned about its health safety, because PTFE coatings can release toxic gases when overheated. However, we found out that with the proper usage, you can use PTFE safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions for the recommended temperature when cooking and baking. If a stove top is used, always cook on low and medium heat, do not preheat an empty pan and never leave a pan unattended. Both PTFE and ceramic are affordable options and more expensive ones have thicker coatings because it can improve the lifespan of the frying pan. Feel free to check our website for detailed reviews of PTFE and ceramic cookware reviews. Happy cooking!

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